The Next Mile resources are designed to assist local churches and agencies plan and conduct effective ministry. Participants in the short-term mission experience include the goer, sender, local church, goer's family, mentor, host and those to whom the STMer ministers. The mission experience that is well-planned and carried out will affect the life of each participant in their continuing journey to become more like Christ. Included in the Goer Guide is a spiritual journal with daily Bible readings and space to journal, record thoughts from Scripture and write prayer requests. This helpful tool begins 14 days before departure and continues for 7 days after the conclusion of a short-term trip. In a sealed envelope inside the Goer Guide is a Mentor Guide that serves as a simple, yet powerful and practical resource for Mentors.